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by jseiler
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Wood is cupping as it is being cut.
Replies: 27
Views: 10807

Re: Wood is cupping as it is being cut.

You might try recessing a piece of baltic birch ply into the back before engraving. Its surprisingly warp resistant.

-- John
by jseiler
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Router Running Mach3 on a Windows 8 Pro 64 bit laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 3735

Re: Router Running Mach3 on a Windows 8 Pro 64 bit laptop

I know this is an old post, but I have a Fuling too. How did you change the settings to go from 3 speed select to 0-10V analog? There are also three switches under the VFD faceplate that I can't find documentation for in their manual. Did you change those? Is this a DBZ312?

R,
John
by jseiler
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Traversing guide
Replies: 9
Views: 5018

Re: Traversing guide

cover it with silicone mold compound (many choices from smooth-on). Slice down the side and remove to flatten it out. Now you have something you can 3d scan, flatbed scan, measure easily. Just a thought.

-- John
by jseiler
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors

There is one thing... If the outline intersects ones of the smaller objects, it cuts it along the line. It was pretty fast to go along and delete the shrapnel, but is there a way to prevent that from happening in the first place? Hmmm, like maybe selecting the line and deleting the intersections and...
by jseiler
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors

Yep, it works great. Thanks hugely for the Christmas present. :)

-- John
by jseiler
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors

Is the keep vectors option a 4.0 improvement? I am on the previous version. Might be time to upgrade.

Nest makes things all irregular. It doesn't keep alignment on irregular shapes. It might still work well enough. Thanks. I totally didn't think of that.

-- John
by jseiler
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A quick way to get rid of stray vectors
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

A quick way to get rid of stray vectors

I have an irregular shape on screen. I overlay over this shape and array of small circles. Is there a way to get rid of the small circles that are outside of that shape and keep only the ones inside? You can do this sort of thing in Illustrator and other drawing programs, but is there a quick way to...
by jseiler
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plexi mirror edge lit
Replies: 17
Views: 6652

Re: Plexi mirror edge lit

This is very cool and I want to try some out. What kind of step overs are you using for the filled in parts? I suspect you are using pocketing. If so, are you using raster or offset?

thanks,
John
by jseiler
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Plastics

Freckleface.com has lots of PVC, acrylic and acrylic tube. They also sell smaller scrap sized pieces in lots of 10 lb and 50 lb boxes.

-- John
by jseiler
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: tricks for sanding inside engraved letters in wood?
Replies: 7
Views: 5783

Re: tricks for sanding inside engraved letters in wood?

A dremil mandrel with a piece of scotchbrite pad works almost as well as the mini sanding mops.

-- John
by jseiler
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vacuum table powered with a shop vac
Replies: 8
Views: 3714

Re: Vacuum table powered with a shop vac

Standard shopvacs get a lot of their cooling air through air movement through the motor. You can feel the heat come off in the exhaust stream. Fein vacs are one of the few that cycles external air to prevent overheats if the air flow stops. It might work for a while, and maybe a long while, but its ...
by jseiler
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Any chance of seeing 2013 user's group videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Any chance of seeing 2013 user's group videos

Any chance of seeing 2012 user's group videos? I know this has been asked before, but no one from Vectric answered. Probably didn't notice because it was tagged into anothe thread.

thanks,
John
by jseiler
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: no end cutting
Replies: 15
Views: 3674

Re: no end cutting

If its a profile cut, you could generate huge tabs at the ends....
by jseiler
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire Upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Aspire Upgrade?

You're right. It does need to be put into service. Ack.
by jseiler
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire Upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Aspire Upgrade?

I wish we in the states could pay up front before december 31 so we could claim the section 179 exemption on our taxes for 2012. For some of us, that would be a nice christmas present even if the product weren't ready to ship this calendar year. It's suspect its unlikely section 179 will be preserve...